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definition of the word cup

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From Old English cuppe, from Late Latin cuppa, probably a form of Latin cūpa (tub), from Proto-Indo-European *keup- (a hollow).

Singular
cup

Plural
cups

cup (plural cups)

  1. A concave vessel for holding liquid, generally adorned with either a handle or a stem (confer goblet, glass.)
    Pour the wine into the cup.
  2. A US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces, 1/16 of a US gallon, or 236.5882365 ml.
  3. A trophy in the shape of an oversized cup.
    The World Cup is awarded to the winner of a quadrennial football tournament.
  4. A contest for which a cup is awarded.
    The World Cup is the world's most widely watched sporting event.
  5. (golf) A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.
    The ball just misses the cup.
  6. (US) A rigid concave protective covering for the male genitalia. (for UK usage see box)
    Players of contact sports are advised to wear a cup.
  7. One of the two parts of a brassiere which each cover a breast, used as a measurement of size.
    The cups are made of a particularly uncomfortable material.
  8. (mathematics) The symbol \cup denoting union and similar operations (confer cap.)
  9. A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or one of the cards from the suit.
  10. (ultimate frisbee) A defensive style characterized by a three player near defense cupping the thrower; or those three players.
  11. A flexible concave membrane used to temporarily attach a handle or hook to a flat surface by means of suction (suction cup.)

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